Valencia vow to appeal
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia president Jan Soler has confirmed the club will appeal Uefa's sanctions.
Valencia president Jan Soler has confirmed the club will appeal against the sanctions imposed upon them by Uefa following their brawl with Internazionale.
The UEFA Champions League clash last week between the two clubs ended in disgrace when a mass brawl erupted, at the final whistle, of a tie which saw the Spanish side progress on away goals.
Pandemonium broke out when Valencia's David Navarro punched Nicolas Burdisso and broke the Inter defender's nose.
European football's governing body came down hard on the Primera club and meted out a seven-month suspension to Navarro, which prohibits him from taking part in any Uefa competitions.
Navarra's team-mate Carlos Marchena has been banned for four games, while Inter's Burdisso, Maicon, Ivan Cordoba and Julio Cruz have all been hit with similar penalties.
Soler does not believe the punishment fits the crime and with this in mind, has vowed to fight Uefa's ruling.
"We have three days to evaluate Uefa's ruling but I can tell you that we will appeal."
Internazionale president Massimo Moratti also revealed they plan to appeal the ruling.
"Certainly we will appeal, I really think so," Moratti told the club's official website.
"But we also want to see the reasons behind the decision then we will try to understand whether it is worth appealing but I certainly think we will appeal."